Quality Technologist

Del Monte Foods   •  

Walnut Creek, CA

Industry: Food & Beverage


5 - 7 years

Posted 268 days ago

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Job DescriptionPOSITION FUNCTION & SCOPE:Maintain information system as Site Administrator for the Quality Systems website and systems. This includes QA policies, procedures, Quality Records, Workflows, routing systems, Master Lists, formulas, weight/syrup control, thermal processing, finished quality specifications, ingredient and purchased product specifications, nutrition facts and technical product information sheets for the company products and co-packed products. Provide remote and onsite support to the Fruit & Tomato manufacturing facilities. Assist with qualityaudits of Del Monte facilities, co-manufacturers and vendors. Assist with customer document requests.SAP Super User, Quality Lead and Administrator. Quality Systems PDM Administrator. PRIMARYRESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As assigned, auditinternal Del Monte facilities. Audit co-packers, vendors (domestic and international) and distribution centers as necessary.
  • Work with other department management, identify areas of improvement and evaluate quality programs to ensure production of products, services and processes are consistent with established standards.
  • Through analysis of fruit/tomato audit results and working with Operations and Technical Services, close gaps in audits by identifying and recommending best practice approaches to problem solving. Communicate findings to manager and DMFI facilities to assist with adoption of best practices.
  • Provide onsite support with quality/food safety improvements, commissioning and plant trials at the fruit/tomato facilities.
  • Work with fruit/tomato QA Managers to assist with annual quality plan compliance.
  • Review weekly region fruit/tomato surveillance samples and communicate any concerns with the samples submitted to site management and manger.
  • Assist Manager in maintaining, developing and implementing existing and new Corporate Quality Policies, Procedures and Programs necessary to meet DMFI QS standards, BRC and Regulatory requirements.
  • Act as a PDM administrator from Quality Systems point of view.
  • As SAP Super User, Quality Lead and Administrator, support QA organization and facility QA with Quality related SAP implementation and problem resolution activities; train end users.
  • Work as an administrator of Quality module in SAP; maintain up to date Quality related data in SAP and assign required parameters as demanded by new product, product changes and location assignments.
  • Work as a QA representative in fulfilling MMC form requirements within SAP by working with Item Master team.
  • Work in partnership with R&D and QA in reviewing technical specifications and ensure consistency and accuracy. Identify omissions or discrepancies and resolve issues prior to issuance of specifications.
  • Collaborate with R&D, vendors and procurement to obtain necessary technical information in order to reach consensus on ingredient specifications.
  • Manage all the workflows to fulfill Controlled Process Change documentation is in place as per the standards.
  • Ensure communication and delivery of formulas and specifications to production facilities happen in timely manner prior to packing season.
  • Deliver, maintain and control issuance and maintenance of QA policies, procedures, formulas and specifications on QA team site. Manage archived documents.
  • Provide assistance to QA organization and DMFI facility personnel in navigating QA team site. Control site security/access.
  • Maintain Master Variety Code List and be responsible for generating new variety codes for new products and product changes.
  • Maintain various Master Lists including but not limited to Document Master List, Records Master List, DMFI and Co-Packer Facility Details List, Crisis Contact List.
  • Manage the Quality Records repository on RQS and Box including BRC certificates and Reports, QS AuditReports, Gluten Free Assessments, Reports of Official Business.
  • Assist in development of new systems or testing methodologies as required by Corporate QA.
  • Support Consumer Affairs requests for information or forward to appropriate area of expertise for timely response.
  • Collaborate with sales team in obtaining and delivering required product information.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • BS in Food Science or related field. Advanced degree(s) highly preferred.
  • With BS, minimum 5-6 years with responsibilities in Quality & Food Safety and/or regulatory areas. With advanced degree, minimum 4 years with Q&FS and/or regulatory area.
  • Detail and process oriented with strong problem resolution abilities.
  • Self-starter; take charge, positive and proactive attitude.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good computer aptitude. Experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access desirable. Working knowledge with external databases, SharePoint sites.
  • Ability to deftly use Del Monte Technical, ERP, and routing systems. Knowledge and experience of working with ERP systems such as SAP is highly preferred
  • Professional auditing experience of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standards and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Standards applying to food manufacturing facilities.
  • Knowledge of FDA FSMA laws and regulations.
  • 30-40 % travelrequired (depending on location), domestic and international, for audits at the production facilities, co-packers and vendors.